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RENO, NV     APRIL 27, 2011   Torchmate Racing JT Taylor will be driving #4413 and Jesse Haines will be driving #4499 at the Best in the Desert Bilek Silver State 300 race this weekend in the commonly known Ultra4 class which will be the largest class at this years Silver State event.  Mike Shaffer will be running the Torchmate racing #1066 Class 1000 car.  The race will start in Alamo, Nevada about 95 miles north of Las Vegas on Saturday April 30th. The Aliante Casino & Resort will host the race events and tech and inspection on Friday. Read More→


MESA, AZ – FEBRUARY 3, 2011:  FAST-Aid will be trackside supporting racers at this weekends BITD Parker 425 race, the Griffin King of the Hammers and the SNORE Battle at Primm.  Wednesday February 9th at the King of the Hammers, the King Shocks Kingdom Party will host a raffle where all proceeds benefit FAST-Aid.  “We are all enthusiasts and try to get to as many races as we can to show support for the racers and educate them on what FAST-Aid is,” said Jared Tetzlaff, President of FAST-Aid. “We appreciate companies like King Shocks that are finding ways to help us continue to raise money so we can continue to educate and assist the off-road community.” Read More→

OAKLAND, CA   FEBRUARY 1, 2011  –  Shaffer-Motorsports racing team will join Class 10 for the Best In The Desert series, the SNORE Mint 400 and the SCORE Baja 1000 in 2011.  Torchmate number 1066 Driver of Record Mike Shaffer boasts 3 Baja 1000 wins, 3 SCORE Championships and one BITD Championship in Class 1700.  “We are really excited to move into Class 10 this year and be competitive.  This car is really fast, and it will be fun to race,” said Mike Shaffer. Read More→

BJ Baldwin wins 2010 BITDHENDERSON, Nevada – (Dec 6, 2010) – Team General Tire crushed the competition taking Best in the Desert Championships in three classes.   “Ballistic” BJ Baldwin unleashed the fury this season on BITD and won the Championship in the Trick Truck class.  One of GT’s young guns Jason Voss followed up with a 2nd place finish in the championship and won the Trick Truck class at the TransWest Ford Henderson 250 Dec 3rd – 5th.

David Schneider also answered the GT calling with a championship in class 4400, as well as Louis Chamberlin gave the competition his all and won the championship in class 7-2.  Procuring General’s first championship in a desert racing series since its re-launch into desert racing in 2007, Team GT pulled out all the stops at this Best in the Desert series crowning event. Read More→

LAS VEGAS, NV – (August 23, 2010) – Team General Tire’s Rick D. Johnson stole the show with an incredible victory at the 2010 Best In The Desert Vegas to Reno Race Aug. 20, landing him not only first in Trick Truck, but first overall.

The dust did more than soar for Johnson’s opponents at Friday’s heart-pounding BITD race – it consumed them. The Team General Tire Trick Truck driver left his contenders in a cloud of dust as he took an incredible 3-mile lead. He held his position strong, battling through the desert’s rugged terrain and remaining at the head of the pack at mile marker 355. Read More→

RENO, NV     AUGUST 22, 2010  –  Roger Norman started 26th and finished 2nd, third overall, in the Crystal Bay Casino #8 Trick Truck class with Armin Schwartz joining the team for the 2010 Best In The Desert Vegas to Reno race.  After a bad qualifying run put them into the 26th spot to start, they overcame about 11 minutes of downtime working on the truck and still climbed up into 2nd out of 48 Class 1400 Trick Trucks registered for Friday August 20, 2010 race.

“We had a great race and everything went really well overall!  I am glad that Armin was able to join us for his first experience in a trophy truck. It is tough because it is completely different to drive than a Class 1 car, but he did a great job!” said Norman. Read More→

TrailReady Motorsports set up a display at the new Aliante Resort in North Las Vegas, NV to an unusually small crowd in preparation for the Best in the Desert Silver State 300.

On Saturday, however, the results for TrailReady were huge as TrailReady equipped race vehicles placed 1st in Ultra 4 (the rock racer class) with Loren Healy, winner of the recent King of the Hammers, 1st in Trick Truck with Jason Voss, 1st and 2nd in class 8 with Mcrae Glass and Scott McFarland, and 1st and 3rd place in class 12 with Banning Motorsports.  Trailready backs its HD Series wheels with a one year unlimited replacement warranty for racers.   Read More→

GRASS VALLEY, CA     MAY 14, 2010    Kevin Yoder has had an exceptional start to the 2010 racing season.  His “fast red” PitBull Tires Rock Buggy made its debut on PowerBlock TV in front of 5million SpikeTV viewers just before he took on the 2010 Griffin King of the Hammers finishing a very respectable 13th.  Yoder has already completed two short course VORRA races finishing 2nd in both, and finished 3rd at the BITD Bilek Racing Silver State 300, putting him in 2nd place in both the Grand Slam of Offroad Racing and VORRA series.  All of these successes have come within 3 months in the same barn built buggy that he has built and raced over the last five years. Read More→

Kevin Sacalas went into last week’s BITD Silver State 300 with one goal: to prove he was a contender in the Ultra4 class. He did just that! At the end of 300 miles, one minute 18 seconds is all that separated Sacalas, the 2009 Vegas to Reno winner, from Loren Healy, the 2010 King of the Hammers winner. Ultimately, as they crossed the finish line, following a 90+ MPH drag race through the silt beds of the Nevada desert, Healy would take 1st with Sacalas coming in a close 2nd. Silver State 300 was Sacalas’ 3rd Ultra4 race in the 4435 car he built in his garage that fans have affectionately dubbed, “Big Ugly.” Read More→

CARBONDALE, CO     APRIL 30, 2010   The brother team of Stephen and Brandon Watson, in the Offroad Design Racing Ultra4 car, lead the pack at the 2010 BITD Silver State 300 for over 220 miles.  “We really felt like the car was dialed in, so we decided that we were not going to just finish this race, we were going to go for the win!” said Stephen Watson.  Starting second of sixteen in the Ultra4 class, all they had to do was keep everyone behind them. Read More→